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THE NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

1. Jungle

The Amazon Rainforest or Amazon Jungle is a tropical forest that covers the majority of the Amazon Basin. The majority, 1.4 billion acres (500,000 sq km), of the 1.7 billion acres (7 million sq km) basin is covered by the Amazon forests. It is so large that it accounts for over half of the world's remaining rainforest. It is housed primarily in Brazil which accounts for approximately 60% of the forest. Peru has the second greatest representation with 13% with the following countries combining to make up the rest of the forest: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. The Amazon Rainforest is the greatest collection of plant and animal life; 1 in 10 species from around the world are found in the Amazon. The Amazon Jungle is home to approximately 427 mammals, 378 reptiles, 428 amphibians, 1,294 birds, 3,000 fish, 40,000 plants and 2.5 million insect species. One in five of all birds are found in the Amazon. It also provides the greatest collection of wildlife that poses risk of harm to mankind. The collection of wildlife includes the jaguar, Black Caiman, anaconda, electric

Two of the larger islands are home to permanent residents and even tourism services. antelopes.969 limestone monolithic islands that are covered with jungle vegetation. Ha Long Bay Name means Descending Dragon Bay Located in the Quang Ninh province of Vietnam Thousands of limestone karsts and isles 200 species of fish and 450 different mollusks Ha Long Bay is located in the Quang Ninh province of Vietnam traveling 120 km along the coastline and encompassing around 1. Many of these monolithic islands feature caves. 2. . However. bantams. and lizards. lakes and secluded beaches. pharmaceutical. piranha and various poisonous frogs and parasites.000 difference species of plants that have economical. grotto. monkeys.eels.553 sq km). or social value. Many of the islands feature wildlife that includes birds. The bay features a dense collection of 1. the rainforest also accounts for 438.

At one spot. visitors can be surrounded by 260 degrees of waterfalls.67 miles (2. "Devil's Throat.3.1 feet (150 m) wide and . Although the highest part of the falls measures 269 feet (82 m). also referred to as Iguassu Falls and Iguaca Falls."which measures 269 feet (82 m) high.7 km). 492. There are some who claim that the Iguazu Falls system is comprised of 275 independent falls over 1. however locals from the area state that there are approximately 75 separate falls. Iguazu Falls Also called Iguassu Falls and Iguacu Falls Consists of 275 falls over 1.67 miles (2. is located on the border of Brazil and Argentina.To some. the most impressive falls is the U-shaped Garganta del Diablo. the majority of the falls are around 210 feet (64 m).7 km) Highest part of the falls reaches 269 feet (82 m) into the air Greatest average annual flow of water in the world Iguazu Falls.

296 feet (700 m) long.67 miles (2. Jeju Island The Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes is a World Heritage Site in South Korea. Volcanic activity on Jeju began approximately in the Cretaceous and lasted until the early Tertiary period. 4. the tallest mountain in South Korea and a dormant volcano. The largest island and smallest province in Korea. Victoria Falls has the largest curtain of water. Iguazu Falls is wider than Victoria Falls because it is split into numerous distinct individual falls over 1. Much of the falls does not have water flowing over it. which rises 1. 130 kilometers from the southern coast of Korea.950 meters above sea level. Jejudo is a volcanic island.2.846 square kilometers.7 km). A central feature of Jeju is Hallasan. the island has a surface area of 1. 360 satellite volcanoes are part of the main volcano. The last recorded volcanic activity was recorded approximately 800 years . Subsequently.

Shellfish and animal fossils discovered in this area are also very valuable as scientific resources.000 years ago while. are also well preserved and scenic areas. Half of all Korean vascular plants grow naturally on the island while another 200 species of plants indigenous to Korea have been transported here. The caves provide opportunities for scientific research and are also popular tourist destinations.ago. was formed over 25. However. Off the shores of the city of Seogwipo are a vast belt of pillar-shaped rocks that are examples of the natural beauty of Jeju. The polar plants which came from the south during a glacial period and inhabit the peak of Jeju is one example. half of these species face extinction. also off the city seacoast. Jeju is scientifically valuable for its extensive system of lava tubes (also known as lateral volcanoes or in Korean as Oreum). 5. Baengnokdam. Beomseom Island and Moonseom Island. The island is covered in volcanic rock and volcanic soil produced by Hallasan. Other plants in the subtropical forest and lower regions of the island are also endangered. These natural conduits through which magma once flowed are now empty caves that are some of the largest in the world. Komodo Island . the crater and lake in it are located at the peak of Hallasan. The variety of animal and plant species on Jeju is also an important reason for its value as a natural reserve.

Until August 2009. but not including the Komodo National Park. The populations are primarily adherents of Islam but there are also Christian and Hindu minorities. crystal and egg shape rock formations. The discovery of at least 11 minerals. on this island there are a bout 1. 6. The inhabitants of the island are descendants of former convicts who were exiled to the island and who have mixed themselves with the Bugis from Sulawesi. The island has a surface area of 390 km² and over 2000 inhabitants. and the associated tidal influence. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) is one of the most important protected areas of the Philippines. An underground river directly flowing into the sea.508 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia. The lower half of the river is brackish and is affected by the ocean’s tide. It contains an 8. It features a spectacular limestone or karst landscape with one of the most complex cave systems.300 dragon’s tail. There are also approximately 100 individuals’ dragons in Wae Wuul Nature Reserve on the mainland island of Flores. their numbers totaled about 2500 tails. and a 20 million . such as the island of Rinca and Gili Motang.2 km long underground river that flow directly to the sea. On the island of Komodo. Coupled with other islands.Komodo Island is one of the 17. dragon animals live and breed well. makes it a significant natural phenomenon.

The conservation of the Park is a symbol of commitment by the Filipino people in the global efforts to conserve our natural heritage. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a source of pride. The PPSRNP contains a full mountain to the sea ecosystem and protect forests. Inscription on the list confirms the outstanding universal value of the Park and it’s well integrated state of conservation. and of the Philippines as a whole. and a key element in the identity of the people of Puerto Princesa in particular.year old Miocene age serenia fossil in the cave further add to its scientific value. multi-sector body that provides policy direction and other oversight functions. Table Mountain . 7. The PPSRNP is managed by the City Government of Puerto Princesa based on a program centered on environmental conservation and sustainable development. which are among the most significant in Asia. it was inscribed to the List of World Heritage Sites on December 4. It has the distinction of being the first national park devolved and successfully managed by a Local Government Unit. The Puerto Princesa Underground River is declared as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. It is a model for effective protected area management and sustainable tourism in the Philippines. It is managed by the City thru a Protected Area Management Board (PAMB).In recognition of the PPSRNP’s globally significant natural value. 1999. It represents significant habitat that are important for biodiversity conservation.

yet smallest floral kingdom on earth with over 1. giving us hope for the future. It is a symbol of the heritage that we are privileged to have. owing to its unique flat-topped peaks which reach 1.086 m above sea level.” The flat-topped mountain has withstood six million years of erosion and hosts the richest. And it is a symbol that reminds us that we are privileged enough to live in an incredible country with incredible assets. Table Mountain boasts numerous rare and endangered species. It is the most recognized site in Cape Town. De Lille described Table Mountain as "a symbol of permanence in a world that is full of change.470 floral species. the gateway to Africa." SAINT THERESITA’S SCHOOL TINGLAYAN Project in History .Table Mountain is a South African icon and the only natural site on the planet to have a constellation of stars named after it . meaning “the table.Mensa.

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